BPA Connected to Brain Function and Mood Disorders in Monkeys
Posted Sep 04 2008 10:40am
The FDA recently told the world that BPA is safe for humans. Right, right… I forgot we are supposed to take their word for it. Meanwhile, scientists at the Yale School of Medicine reported this week that the chemical is linked to brain function and mood disorders in monkeys.
“Our findings suggest that exposure to low-dose BPA may have widespread effects on brain structure and function,” the authors wrote. In contrast to earlier research on rodents, the Yale researchers studied monkeys to better approximate the way BPA might affect humans.
“Our goal was to more closely mimic the slow and continuous conditions under which humans would normally be exposed to BPA,” said study author Csaba Leranth, a Yale professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences and of neurobiology. Read Article!
Plastic advocates still maintain the chemical is safe and the FDA relies on industry research rather than independant research. I don’t know about you but that sounds a little irresponsible of the FDA. I wonder how much longer their head is in the sand on this one.